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  • Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) - The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is a free online school with courses that cover Microsoft-related topics and specific Microsoft products.
  • Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus (VMBus) - Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus (VMBus) is a mechanism within the Hyper-V architecture that enables logical communication in partitions.
  • Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) - Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a supported stand-alone option that can convert VMware virtual machines and virtual disks into Hyper-V VMs and virtual hard disks.
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro (Microsoft VFP) - Microsoft Visual FoxPro (VFP) is an object-oriented programming environment with a built-in relational database engine.
  • Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (Microsoft VSS) - Microsoft VSS is a Windows Server feature used for backing up and restoring LUNs and individual files.
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Continuum - Microsoft Windows 10 Continuum is a feature that adapts the Windows operating system to the form factor that's being used.
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Branch - Microsoft Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Branch is a licensing structure available for operating system updates in Windows 10 Enterprise.
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Shared PC Mode - Windows 10 Shared PC Mode is an operating system feature that allows IT administrators to configure computers for multiple user access.
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Modern - Microsoft Windows 8 Modern (formerly called Metro) is the Microsoft user interface initially released with the Windows 8 operating system.
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Windows 8.
  • Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) - The Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit is a set of tools IT professionals can combine to prepare, assess and launch image-based Windows deployments.
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD) - Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD or Azure AD) is a cloud service that provides administrators with the ability to manage end-user identities and access privileges.
  • Microsoft Windows Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) - The Microsoft Windows Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a component in Microsoft Windows operating systems that takes unused network bandwidth to perform concurrent file transfers between machines.
  • Microsoft Windows BranchCache - Microsoft BranchCache is a technology intended to cache central data to remote or branch offices in order to reduce network traffic and optimize WAN utilization.
  • Microsoft Windows Control Panel - The Microsoft Windows Control Panel is a management tool for the Windows operating system (OS) that allows end users to change settings and manage tasks within the OS.
  • Microsoft Windows Defender - Windows Defender is Microsoft's antimalware software.
  • Microsoft Windows Defender Credential Guard - Microsoft Windows Defender Credential Guard is a security feature that isolates users' login information from the rest of the operating system to prevent theft.
  • Microsoft Windows Defender Device Guard - Windows Defender Device Guard is a security feature for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows Server 2016 designed to use application whitelisting and code integrity policies to protect users' devices from malicious code that could compromise the operating system.
  • Microsoft Windows Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) - Microsoft Windows Deployment Image Servicing and Management is a tool IT administrators can access through the command line or PowerShell to mount and service a Windows desktop image or hard disk before deploying it to users.
  • Microsoft Windows Explorer - Microsoft Windows Explorer is a graphical file management utility included with Microsoft Windows 95 and later; finally renamed File Explorer with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
  • Microsoft Windows Features on Demand - Microsoft Windows Features on Demand is a feature that allows system administrators to add or remove roles and features in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and later versions of the client and server operating system to alter the file size of those operating systems.
  • Microsoft Windows File Manager - The Microsoft Windows File Manager is the graphical user interface through which users could see and manipulate files and folders on early-version Windows computers.
  • Microsoft Windows Hello - Microsoft Windows Hello is a biometric identity and access control feature that supports fingerprint scanners, iris scanners and facial recognition technology on compatible devices running Windows.
  • Microsoft Windows Information Protection (WIP) - Windows Information Protection is a feature built into Windows 10 that allows IT shops to control and manage business data separately from personal data on users' devices.
  • Microsoft Windows Insider Program for Business - Microsoft Windows Insider Program for Business is a service for IT professionals who want to test preview builds of Windows 10 and Windows Server in the enterprise before general availability.
  • Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Services Role - Windows MultiPoint Services Role is a role in Windows Server 2016 that allows multiple users to share a single computer while having their own Windows experience.
  • Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor - The Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor is a tool that admins can use to examine how programs running on their computers affect their performance.
  • Microsoft Windows PowerShell DSC (Desired State Configuration) - Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a feature in PowerShell 4.
  • Microsoft Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) - The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is a graphical user interface and front-end hosting application for Windows PowerShell.
  • Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) - The Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment, or Windows RE, is a simplified, scaled-back version of the Windows operating system that is used to boot the system when Windows 8.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - Windows Server 2008 is the server operating system developed by Microsoft.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 - Windows Server 2012 R2 is the second iteration of Windows Server 2012.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is Microsoft's server operating system (OS).
  • Microsoft Windows Server Desktop Experience - Microsoft Windows Server Desktop Experience is a feature that allows admins to install various Windows 7 features on servers running Windows Server 2008, Windows 8 features on servers running Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.
  • Microsoft Windows Server Event Viewer - Microsoft Windows Server Event Viewer is a monitoring tool that shows a log of events that can be used to troubleshoot issues on a Windows-based system.
  • Microsoft Windows Server LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel) - Microsoft Windows Server LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel) is a servicing option for Microsoft's server operating system that follows the familiar track of two to three years between feature updates.
  • Microsoft Windows Server Manager - Microsoft Windows Server Manager is a tool for managing a server's identity and the roles installed on the server.
  • Microsoft Windows Server OS (operating system) - Microsoft Windows Server OS (operating system) is a series of enterprise-class server operating systems designed to share services with multiple users and provide extensive administrative control of data storage, applications and corporate networks.
  • Microsoft Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) - Microsoft Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) is a servicing option that delivers a feature update twice a year for organizations that want the latest Windows Server functionality.
  • Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) - Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a series of Microsoft components that allow native Linux 64-bit Executable and Linkable Format (ELF64) binaries to run on the Windows kernel in the Windows 10 operating system (OS).
  • Microsoft Windows System Image Manager (SIM) - Microsoft Windows System Image Manager (SIM) is a tool in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit IT professionals can use to create and manage unattended setup answer files for Windows before installing the operating system.
  • Microsoft Windows Task Manager - Microsoft Windows Task Manager is a component of Microsoft Windows intended to assist administrators or advanced system users in monitoring, managing and troubleshooting a Windows computer system.
  • Microsoft Windows Update - Microsoft Windows Update is a security service for Windows users that, once activated, automatically searches for and installs updates.
  • Microsoft Windows Update Agent - Microsoft Windows Update Agent is a tool that can work in conjunction with Windows Server Update Services on each client computer in an enterprise that checks for available updates.
  • Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop - Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop is an Azure-based cloud service for desktop and application virtualization.
  • MicroStrategy - MicroStrategy is an enterprise business intelligence (BI) application and software vendor.
  • microtargeting - Microtargeting is (also called micro-targeting or micro-niche targeting) is a marketing strategy that uses consumer data and demographics to identify individuals or small groups of like-minded individuals and influence their thoughts or actions.
  • microtrend - A microtrend is a tendency in the direction of some phenomenon that is fairly pervasive within a given sphere of influence and lasts for a few years.
  • microwork (microtask) - Microwork is any microtask that has been outsourced to a decentralized, online workforce.
  • middle of life (MOL) - Middle of life (MOL), in the context of manufacturing and product lifecycles, is the segment of a product’s existence in which it is established in the marketplace.
  • middleware - Middleware is software that is used to bridge the gap between applications and other tools or databases.
  • Middleware as a Service (MWaaS) - Middleware as a Service (MWaaS) is the distribution model wherein middleware is offered as a cloud-based service, rather than as an on-premise solution.
  • MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) - MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a protocol designed for recording and playing back music on digital synthesizers that is supported by many makes of personal computer sound cards.
  • MiFi - MiFi is a portable broadband device that allows multiple end users and mobile devices to share a 3G or 4G mobile broadband Internet connection and create an ad-hoc network.
  • milestone - In project management, a milestone is a synchronization point.
  • Milgram experiment (Behavioral Study on obedience) - The Milgram experiment is a famous psychological study exploring the willingness of individuals to follow the orders of authorities when those orders conflict with the individual’s own moral judgment.
  • Millennials (Generation Y) - Millennials, also known as Generation Y, is a demographic that includes individuals who reached adulthood around the turn of the 21st century.
  • Millennium Simulation - The Millennium Simulation is a computer program that uses the laws of physics and initial conditions at the time the universe was formed to simulate the structure and the evolution of the universe, and in particular, the evolution of black hole s, galaxies, and quasar s.
  • milliampere hour (mAh) - A milliampere hour (mAh) is 1000th of an ampere hour (Ah).
  • millimeter (mm, millimetre) - A millimeter (abbreviated as mm and sometimes spelled as millimetre) is a small unit of length/distance in the metric system, one-thousandth of a meter (which is similar in length to a yard in the Imperial system of measurement).
  • millimeter wave (MM wave) - Millimeter wave (MM wave), also known as millimeter band, is the band of spectrum with wavelengths between 10 millimeters (30 GHz) and 1 millimeter (300 GHz).
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  • MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) - MIME, or Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, is an extension of the original email protocol.
  • mimikatz - Mimikatz is an open source malware program used by hackers and penetration testers to gather credentials on Windows computers.
  • MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) - MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) is an antenna technology for wireless communications in which multiple antennas are used at both the source (transmitter) and the destination (receiver).
  • mind-brain identity theory - Mind-brain identity theory is a philosophy that purports the mind and brain are the same.
  • mindfulness training - Mindfulness training is the teaching or learning of practices designed to help participants increase their ability to live fully in the present moment.
  • mindshare (share of mind) - Mindshare, also known as share of mind, is an approach to marketing that involves attempting to make a company, brand or product the first one that comes to mind when a customer thinks of a particular market.
  • MindSphere - MindSphere is a cloud-based platform as a service (PaaS) OS for IoT devices in industrial and manufacturing sectors.
  • Mini-ITX - Mini-ITX is a compact motherboard configuration designed to support relatively low-cost computers in small spaces such as in automobiles, set-top box es, and network devices.
  • Mini-ITX 2.0 - Mini-ITX 2.0 is a motherboard designed for use in small form factor personal computers (PCs).
  • minicomputer - A minicomputer, a term no longer much used, is a computer of a size intermediate between a microcomputer and a mainframe.
  • minimum marketable feature (MMF) - A minimum marketable feature (MMF) is the smallest set of functionality in a product that must be provided for a customer to recognize any value.
  • Mininet - Mininet is a software emulator for prototyping a large network on a single machine.
  • MinWin - MinWin is the lowest level of the Windows operating system.
  • MIPS (million instructions per second) - The number of MIPS (million instructions per second) is a general measure of computing performance and, by implication, the amount of work a larger computer can do.
  • mirror driver - A mirror driver is a Windows device driver used in extended desktops, remote desktop software and assistive technology.
  • mirror site - A mirrored site is a website or set of files on a server that has been copied to another server so that the site or files are available from more than one place.
  • MIS (management information systems) - MIS, or management information systems, is the software and hardware to support critical business applications.
  • MISO (multiple input, single output) - MISO (multiple input, single output) is an antenna technology for wireless communications in which multiple antennas are used at the source (transmitter).
  • mission-critical application - A mission-critical application is a software program or service that must function for the success of a business or segment of a business.
  • mission-driven brand - A mission-driven brand is an organization with a clearly-stated purpose and a dedication to acting in accordance with its stated principles.
  • MIT License (X11 license or MIT X license) - The MIT License (also known as the X11 license or MITX license) is a software license that was originally developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • MITRE ATT&CK framework - The MITRE ATT&CK (pronounced 'miter attack') framework is a free, globally accessible service that provides comprehensive and up-to-date cyberthreat information to organizations looking to strengthen their cybersecurity strategies.
  • mixed reality (hybrid reality, extended reality) - Mixed reality (MR) is a user environment in which physical reality and digital content are combined in a way that enables interaction with and among real-world and virtual objects.
  • MMX - MMX is a Pentium microprocessor from Intel that is designed to run faster when playing multimedia applications.
  • mnemonic - In general, a mnemonic (from Greek mnemon or mindful; pronounced neh-MAHN-ik) is a memory aid, such as an abbreviation, rhyme or mental image that helps to remember something.
  • mob mentality (herd/hive mentality) - Mob mentality -- also called herd or hive mentality -- is the inclination that some humans have to be part of a large group, often neglecting their individual feelings in the process, and adopting the behaviors and actions of the people around them.
  • mob programming - Mob programming is a software development technique where software development teams work on the same tasks at the same time.
  • Mobile Active Defense (MAD) - Mobile Active Defense’s main product is the Mobile Enterprise Compliance and Security Server (MECS).
  • mobile app - A mobile app is a software application designed for use on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, rather than desktop or laptop computers.
  • mobile application development - Mobile application development is the set of processes and procedures involved in writing software for small, wireless computing devices.
  • mobile application development platform (MADP) - A mobile application development platform (MADP) is a type of software that allows a business to rapidly build, test and perhaps deploy mobile apps for smartphones and tablets.
  • Mobile Application Management (MAM) - Mobile application management (MAM) is software that secures and enables IT control over enterprise applications on end users' corporate and personal smartphones and tablets.
  • mobile application processor - A mobile application processor is a system on a chip (SoC) designed to support applications running in a mobile operating system environment such as Android, Apple iOS, Windows CE/Mobile or Symbian.
  • mobile application vetting - Mobile application vetting is a process that app developers take to verify the compliance of mobile applications with a specified security requirement or standard.
  • mobile authentication - Mobile authentication is the verification of a user’s identity through the use a mobile device and one or more authentication methods for secure access.
  • mobile backend as a service (mobile BaaS) - Mobile backend as a service is a cloud computing architecture that provides mobile applications with the resources they need to run.
  • mobile browser - A mobile browser is one that is optimized for the small display screen and limited resources of a handheld computing device such as a smart phone.
  • mobile business intelligence - Mobile business intelligence is an extension of business intelligence (BI) from desktops and laptops to mobile devices such as Blackberry, iPhone, and iPad.
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